Tess Corkish, Youth Engagement Officer, with Year 9 students  from Ravenswood School for Girls.

Tess Corkish, Youth Engagement Officer, with Year 9 students from Ravenswood School for Girls.

What is Pope Francis’ message for Australian youth?

The Papal Encyclical, Laudato Si’ (On Care for our Common Home) has completely reframed the way that the Catholic community views the ecological and social crisis. Youth in particular have the most at stake when it comes to our common home and are being called to lead the charge to protect creation. Would you like to engage the youth in your community to “hear both the cry of the earth and the cry of the poor”? (L.S. 49)

Our Youth Engagement Officer, Tess Corkish, works with young Catholics around Australia, inspiring them to live out the message of Laudato Si’. Tess is a young Catholic and a committed environmental animator. Tess represented Catholic Earthcare Australia in Rome at the Emerging Leaders Multifaith Climate Convergence.

In response to Laudato Si’, Catholic Earthcare is offering workshops and presentations for primary and high school students, and youth in parishes and universities.

These workshops open up:

1. The Catholic Context
2. The Global Context
3. The Australian Context
4. An Invitation to Act

Options for student presentations, workshops and sessions:

  • Large Group: Group presentation to students e.g. a speech at a mass or school assembly
  • Workshop: One hour workshop for up to thirty students e.g. one class
  • Day of youth engagement: One day of any combination of presentations and workshops e.g. four one hour workshops and one assembly presentation

Indicative fees:

  • Large group: $150*
  • Workshop: $250*
  • Full day: $500*

Plus travel cost as applicable

*Prices are negotiable

For bookings and inquiries:

Please contact Tess Corkish

m: 0414 533 264
e: tess@catholicearthcare.org.au

Please note: Catholic Earthcare Australia is a not-for-profit organisation so unfortunately we are unable to fund these workshops. The fees will cover the costs of the workshops plus a small donation to Catholic Earthcare Australia. Tess is located in Sydney, so please remember to factor in travel costs.  If you are in an area other than Sydney, consider teaming up with other schools/parishes/youth groups in the area in order to share costs.

Can you sponsor an underprivileged school? If so, please email tess@catholicearthcare.org.au.

Youth Workshop Flyer (PDF)
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